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126. I Can See You by Karen Rose ...

August 6, 2009
i can see youAbout the book:
New York Times bestselling author Karen Rose delivers her latest pulse-pounding suspense novel, where the line between the virtual world and everyday reality blurs when it comes to murder.

Eve Wilson's face was once scarred by a vicious assault. Terrified and ashamed, she escaped to the online realm, where she could choose the face she allowed people to see. Years later, her outer scars faded and inner scars buried, Eve has fought her way back to the real world and is determined to help others do the same. Now a graduate student moonlighting as a bartender, Eve researches the addictive powers of online communities. When her test subjects begin turning up dead as a result of apparent suicides, she doesn't know where to turn.

Homicide detective Noah Webster is one of the few people who believe the victims are connected murders. Eve becomes Noah's online guide and realizes that the handsome detective may have secret scars as painful as her own. As Eve and Noah chase a killer who is always one step ahead of them, together they try to overcome the tragedies of their pasts and learn to trust again, but they soon discover that danger is much closer than they think.

drey's thoughts:
I Can See You is my first Karen Rose novel, and I'll start this review by saying it won't be my last. I like Noah's character--he's strong yet wracked by his demons. Eve, well, Eve has had her share of bad times. I cannot imagine how difficult it must have been for her, to finally emerge from her shell. Karen Rose has not only drawn up two very real characters, but a whole book-full of them--from Eve and Noah, to Jack and Abbott, the Farmers, and most definitely the serial killer. *shudder*

The plot is pretty straight-forward, and doesn't leave too many clues for those who like to guess whodunit. I did, but not on page 10, lol! The criminals differ enough to provide a contrast--the one is logical and calm(ish), the other(s) erratic and rash. I almost prefer the latter--the thought of that dump pit still gives me shivers.

If you're a fan of psychological thrillers, pick this recently released (yesterday) book up.

Many thanks to Hachette for my review copy!

Title: I Can See You
Author: Karen Rose
ISBN-10: 0446538345
ISBN-13: 9780446538343
ARC: 480 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing, August 2009

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bermudaonion said...

I haven't read any of Rose's work, but I do like thrillers. This one seems to be getting good reviews.

Natalie W said...

I love thrillers and this one sounds like a great read, i'll have to get it.

Kat Bryan said...

I recently read You Can't Hide and I have to agree, Ms. Rose is an excellent storyteller.

Sheila (bookjourney) said...

Ok... I feel like everyone is reading this book! LOL... I see it everywhere!

It does sound good so I will be looking for it too.

Unknown said...

Psychological thrillers are my faves! I have never read this author though. I suppose it's high time I did.

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a great mystery, please count me in for this
giveaway. Jasmine

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